By Ajogwu Jerry
As Nigerians anticipate the outcome of the 2019 General Election, the Nigerian Army (NA) has reiterated its stance that non of its personnel will be involved in political campaigns, escort of VIPs for political missions and above all, aiding or supporting any political party contrary to media speculations.
The statement signed by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Col Sagir Musa reads in part:
“Our Rules of Engagement and Code of Conduct have not assigned any political role to the NA in this regard. NA’s involvement starts and ends with the provision of peaceful and secured environment for the conduct of 2019 General Elections.
“Therefore, any insinuation or assertion against this declaration is mischievous and politically motivated which the NA under the command of Lt Gen TY Buratai has strongly and severally warned against.
“Members of the public are please requested to judge the Nigerian Army on this declaration,”.